SCS

THE BYWASH REBUILT BY WRG VOLUNTEERS. AUG 4th to AUG 11th.

             Some pictures of the wonderful restoration work that the Waterway Recovery Group voulunteers did on the Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock  by-wash. We are very grateful to Ian Gaston and all the team for their hard work and look forward to seeing them again next year.                           

THE WEEK AHEAD: 19TH AUGUST 2018 TO 25TH AUGUST

SUNDAY 19TH AUGUST; Canoe Hire at Coed Gwilym Park, Clydach from 10.30am to 2.30pm (last hire). Canoes £7, kayaks £5 and £4 (doubles and singles). Full details of terms and conditions under Cnaoe Hire on this website. TUESDAY 21ST AUGUST: Work Party meets at Brownsters Cafe, High Street, Clydach between 8.00 and 9.00am. Work starts...

JULIE JAMES, AM, AT THE SWANSEA CANAL: 14.8.18

It was a great pleasure for us to welcome Julie James, Leader of the House, to the Swansea Canal yesterday(front row above, second from right).  Julie is a committed green campaigner and environmentalist and we were, therefore, very happy to show her the work we are doing to repair the eroded washholes on the bank...

WHAT CAME OUT OF UPPER TREBANOS LOCK: 7.8.18

Well, I finally got my pictures of what the WRG and SCS volunteers  got out ofhe Upper Trebanos Lock in one morning. Firstly,  many Blue Bags of  detritus, rubbish and   unmentionables, neatly bound waiting for the Swansea Bin men to take away. Now this is gold dust! Stone. Not just any old stone but Blue...

WRG AT TREBANOS LOCK; 7.8.18

THE VOLUNTEERS OF THE  WATERWAY RECOVERY GROUP TRAVELLED DOWN FROM THEIR MAIN BASE AT UPPER YNYSMEUDWY LOCK TODAY  TO CLEAR SOME OF THE CONSIDERABLE AMOUNT OF RUBBISH IN THE BOTTOM OF THE UPPER TREBANOS LOCK. THEY DID PRODIGIOUS WORK   HELPED, OF COURSE, BY OUR OWN SCS VOLUNTEERS.  MANY BLUE BAGS WERE FILLED FOR THE COUNCIL...

THE WEEK AHEAD: 12.8 18 TO 18.8.18

  SUNDAY 12TH AUGUST; CANOE HIRE AT COED GWILYM PARK; FIRST HIRE AT 1030AM;LAST HIRE AT 2.30PM. CANOES £7, SINGLE KAYAK £4, DOUBLE KAYAK £5. Full detals and conditions under ‘Canoe Hire’ on this website. MONDAY 13TH AUGUST; Monthly meeting of the Swansea Canal Society in the Vardre Rugby Club, Hebron Road, Clydach at 7.00pm. ...

Waterway Recovery Group at Ynysmeudwy Upper Lock: More pics.

                       

WATERWAY RECOVERY GROUP AT YNYSMEUDWY LOCK: (2)

      MANY STONES HAVE COLLAPSED INTO THE BYWASH  AND THEY NEEDED TO BE  RELAID OR REPLACED. THE  BYWASH WAS KEPT DRY WHILE THE VOLUNTEERS WORKED IN IT BY DIVERTING ALL THE WATER THROUGH THE MAIN LOCK CHAMBER.              

WATERWAY RECOVERY GROUP AT YNYSNMEUDWY LOCK. 5.8.18

Work began today at Upper Ynysmeudwy Lock. Fourteen volunteers from all over the UK  (including one from France)  arrived in their shiny red van from the Ynyscedwyn Scout Hut where they are staying to  do some long overdue repairs to the structure of the lock. Above, Ian Gaston, the team leader,  gives a briefing on...

THE WEEK AHEAD WELCOMES THE WATERWAY RECOVERY GROUP: 5.8.18 TO 11.8.18

Swansea Canal welcomes volunteers from all over the UK and Europe this week. They are part of the Waterway Recovery Group Summer Camp who will be staying at the Ynyscedwyn Scout Hut from Saturday night, the 4th of August to the morning of Saturday the 11 th of August. Their team leader is Ian Gaston...

WORK PARTY; 31.7.18

IN PREPARATION FOR THE ARRIVAL OF THE WATERWAY RECOVERY GROUP on Saturday 4.8.18. we lifted a stop plank at the top  fhe Upper Ynysmeudwy Lock so that the water would cascade down and leave the by wash dry. The bywash is to the the left hand side of th lifted stop plank and that is...

Aggreko Orange Days of Difference: A 3 Way Partnership

Gemma Richards, who is Senior Volunteer Development Officer, at the Neath Port Talbot Council for Voluntary Service (Cyngor Gwasanaeth Gwirfoddol Castell Nedd Port Talbot) has sent us this account of the Aggreko staff day earlier this month. This partnership between the Swansea Canal Society, Aggreko and Neath Port Talbot is an example of the wayforward  for...